Influencer marketing is certainly not what it used to be just two or three short years ago. The entire industry has exploded from an entirely new category of content commercialization to mainstream adoption by the biggest brands in the world.
One of the best ways marketers can immerse themselves in influencer and social media environments is by attending industry conferences and events.
Not only is it helpful to hear how others are applying tactics and creative strategies to accomplish their goals, but it’s also beneficial to connect with other practitioners who are capable of understanding the unique challenges faced by industry marketers every day.
That’s why we compiled this list of the 10 best influencer conferences of 2017.
When: November 9, 2017
Who Goes: Influencer Platform Developers, Brand, Agency, and Other Industry Marketers
Overview: Much like TechCrunch did with Disrupt, the internet’s long-time resource for all things influencer marketing, Influence Marketing Hub, is stepping out into the real world this fall. Influencer Marketing Hub’s inaugural conference will feature some of the biggest names in the Influencer marketing industry all under one roof in London this fall. You can Pre-register at influencermarketinghub.com.
When: June 21 to 24, 2017
Where: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, California 92802
Who Goes: Youtube & Video Creators, Social Media Communities, Industry & Marketing Professionals
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When: June 15 to 16, 2017
Where: Marriott Brooklyn Bridge 333 Adams St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Who Goes: Corporate Brand Marketers, Marketing Technology Professionals, and Senior Corporate Leaders
Overview: Returning for its 8th year, Incite Group’s 2017 Corporate Social Media Summit tops this year’s list because of its powerhouse brand-centric, all-star, speaker, and attendees line-up.
This event gives attendees a unique opportunity to learn from, and network with, senior leaders from the biggest brands in the world like Coca-Cola, Adidas, Hersheys, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, Dell, and more.
3. BlogHer 2017
When: June 22 to 24, 2017
Where: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln, Orlando, Florida, 32821
Who Goes: Social Media and Online Content Creators, Community, and Industry Professionals
During BlogHer17 attendees will have the opportunity to network with the world’s largest conference for women content creators, hear from keynote speakers, and focus on tactical ways to drive more impact behind user generated content marketing efforts.
Discover an entire community, enjoy afterparties and connect with fellow attendees in more informal ways after the keynotes. You can learn more about BlogHer17 at blogher.com
When: November 1 to 2, 2017
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W 18th St, New York, New York, 10011
Who Goes: Brand, Agency, and Media Marketing Professionals
Overview: This year’s ad:tech NYC explores tools and tactics that current marketers are deploying to thrive in today’s environment. Curious brand, agency, and media leaders have the opportunity to connect with other practitioners, creative thinkers and leading technology experts, all under one roof.
Each day of the event is structured according to the challenges (and opportunities) marketers encounter on a daily basis at each stage of the customer journey, weaving strategies into discussions about brand awareness, targeting, sales, retention and more. You can learn more about ad:tech NYC 2017 at ny.ad-tech.com
When: September 25 to 26, 2017
Where: TKP New York Conference Center: 109 West 39th Street New York, New York 10018
Who Goes: Influencer Brand and Agency Marketers and Content Creators
Overview: Influencer Marketing Days is a unique conference dedicated to all things influencer marketing. It’s attended by marketers responsible for their company’s influencer marketing campaigns, and for Creators looking to optimize monetization of their clout. This event investigates ways to leverage Influencer Marketing while aiming to equip, educate, and inspire attendees.
This event features speakers from the Influencer Marketing industry working with participants to optimize their approach to Influencer media buying and gain a better understanding of how content monetization works.
You can learn more about Influencer Marketing Days at influencermarketingdays.com Learn More: influencermarketingdays.com
When: October 20 to 22, 2017
Where: Long Beach Convention Center 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California 90802, USA
Who Goes: Twitch Streamers, and Social Media Streamer Communities
Overview: TwitchCon 2017 is a community-based celebration of all things Twitch.
From streamer meet & greets to learning how to improve live streams, to intense gaming competitions, and hands-on demos of the latest games, everything, and anything Twitch is being featured at the show.
This year sessions will cover a huge variety of topics relevant the community, stream workshops, and meet and greets with hundreds of top Twitch streamers.
In addition to the main sessions, attendees can explore a variety of interactive, educational, and competitive showcases. You can learn more about TwitchCon 2017 at twitchcon.com
When: June 28 to 29, 2017
Where: Kabuki Hotel: 1625 Post St, San Francisco, California 94115
Who Goes: Executive Leaders, Brand and Agency Marketers
Overview: The 2017 Growth Marketing Conference features expert marketers and keynote speakers from Oracle, Salesforce, Zapier, Twilio, LinkedIn, CrunchBase and more. This year’s event is focused around the central theme of user acquisition, conversion, and retention over time. Businesses to business platforms will especially gain value at this event with core topics around growth marketing for enterprise and advanced user acquisition strategies.
This conference features over 20+ interactive sessions, exclusive networking opportunities with executives from startups to Fortune 500s, growth marketing workshops, and access to an online learning community.
You can learn more about Growth Marketing Conference 2017 at growthmarketingconf.com
When: September 25 to 28, 2017
Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer ST, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Who Goes: Marketers, Business Development, and Sales Professionals
Overview: INBOUND 2017 is about creating the inspiration, education, and connections needed to grow and transform in business. This event host thousands of marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry imaginable and from all corners of the globe for four days in Boston.
In 2016, this event featured over 19,000+ attendees, from over 92 different countries, participating in 300 education sessions and it’s expected to be event bigger this year. Through inspiring keynotes, innovative talks, educational breakouts, hands-on lessons, and tons of networking, attendees will learn how to create marketing strategies that are remarkable.
You can learn more about INBOUND 2017 at inbound.com
Comic-Con has become the focal point for the world of comics conventions, featuring over 130 thousand attendees alongside an amazing array of comics and book publishers in its Exhibit Hall.
Along with typical product announcements, this event will feature panels, previews, and influencer meet-and-greets. Past events included awards ceremonies, costume contest, and an Independent Film Festival.
You can learn more about Comic-Con International San Diego at comic-con.org
When: August 14 to 16, 2017
Where: Hotel Talisa 1300 Westhaven Drive Vail, Colorado 81657
Who Goes: Enterprise Marketing, Content, and Media Professionals
Overview: The 2017 DigiDay Content Marketing Summit explores what’s next for the future of content marketing. Taking a higher level enterprise approach, DigiDay explores how changing platforms and mediums can be used to achieve business goals and increase revenue driven by core principles of authenticity, performance, and creativity.
Sessions at the summit cover the future of content marketing technology, podcasts, chatbots and voice recognition technology, explore campaigns that have broken through the digital noise and define how to measure ROI of content marketing to key stakeholders.
You can learn more about Digiday’s Vail Content Marketing Summit at digiday.com
11. Intrigue 2017
When: June 13 to 14, 2017
Where: Sessions at the Presidio, 1 Letterman Dr #150, San Francisco, CA 94129
Who Goes: Industry Executives, Brand and Agency Marketers
Keynote sessions at this event range from the utilization of visual discovery to inspire consumer action, content marketing, mobile marketing, video marketing, and breakout roundtable discussions.
You can learn more about Intrigue Summit at salesgasm.com/intrigue2017sfo
When: September 5 to 8, 2017
Where: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland 300 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Who Goes: Industry Content Marketers, Business Owners, and Brand Marketers
Overview: The 2017 Content Marketing World conference and expo is expecting over 4000 attendees, featuring 225 speakers, and more than 550 companies from across a spectrum of industries.
Attendees who converge on Cleveland Ohio during the expo represent over 60 different countries from around the world to enjoy over 123 hours of keynotes, sessions, networking, and entertainment around content marketing that grows and inspires online audiences.
You can learn more about Content Marketing World 2017 at contentmarketingworld.com
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